Posts Tagged ‘Food’

Food Fight

Given the void in dietary wisdom due to the ineffectiveness and blunders of “official” dietary advice, there is no shortage of books or diet programs trying to fill that void, many wildly at odds with each other—paleo, Atkins, vegan, vegetarian, high-carb, low-carb, ketogenic, etc.

The U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the USDA’s MyPlate and food pyramid, and organizations such as the American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association, as well as many of the diet programs in the popular press, I believe, fail to acknowledge several fundamental principles that really need to be addressed in crafting any sort of dietary program. Failure to acknowledge these principles can lead you down some pretty awful dietary dead-ends, just like the low-fat, low-cholesterol diet did that yielded massive obesity, type 2 diabetes, an explosion in autoimmune disease, and other health conditions. Getting it right, on the other hand, can yield magnificent benefits.

Salt Your Food

Conventional advice to limit sodium intake to no more than 2300 mg per day has been shown to increase death from cardiovascular disease. Ideal sodium intake is more likely in the range of 3000-6000 mg per day.

On the Undoctored program, sodium retention is reversed due to the removal of the gliadin protein and reduction in insulin. I therefore find that people living the Undoctored grain-free lifestyle need to purposefully salt their food.

About Undoctored:
We are entering a new age in which the individual has astounding power over health–but don’t count on the doctor or healthcare system to tell you this.

What Do People Do For Fun That Doesn’t Involve Food?

I wish I didn’t have to ask the question in the title of this post, but it’s an honest question that needs some answers. When I think about the time I spend with friends we don’t always eat, but i almost always consume calories. If we’re not meeting for lunch or dinner or happy hour, then […]

Kay’s food addictions . . . gone

Kay shared her Wheat Belly experience over her first 4 weeks:

“After over 30 years of battling food addiction and morbid obesity, I had just about given up. You name it, I have tried it, even lap-band surgery which worked temporarily but, of course, did not solve the problem.

“Now, for the first time in my life, I am not struggling with food: I am not craving, obsessing, or even really thinking about food. I’ve been doing Wheat Belly about a month and am down about 20 pounds, but the most striking thing is that my desire to eat compulsively is GONE. I am utterly stunned by this.